How about modern rich Russian style?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Artisan Fan, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    These people are properly termed nouveau riche. I just call them plebs.

    Indeed that is the best term to use.

    Jon.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    P.S. Capone never pretended to be something he is not.


    A skill and reality lacking in most people.

    Jon.
     


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    lasbar Senior member

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    Nouveaux riches today ,old money tomorrow.....
    The plebes of today will be the old money of tomorrow because it is easy to buy a title ,a blason and even a piece of history if you really want to and money ,a lot of it, can open you the doors of any aristocratic circles ,more than a title...

    You will be shunned for a few years and your children will be fully part of it calling newcomers names..

    It always has been like that.....The Aristocrats used to marry the factory's owner daughter to bring fresh cash to repair their mansions...

    When Aristocrats were penniless and couldn't work for social etiquette reasons,marrying a commoner was the way to redorer le blason ....
     


  4. Freerider

    Freerider Active Member

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    In a way, we are all snobs.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    In a way, we are all snobs.

    Yes, but the most important snob to be is an intellectual snob, because you can't fake it. And you unlike money, you can't earn it later on.

    Jon.
     


  6. Freerider

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    Yes, but the most important snob to be is an intellectual snob, because you can't fake it. And you unlike money, you can't earn it later on.

    Jon.


    I am a poor intellectual snob? In fact, you are right. Wish I had your pesos.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    This is especially true of aristocrats. Go back far enough in history and the founder of the line is a brutish criminal thug.

    Not necessarily true with Asian aristocracy especially China where official examinations were more responsible for creating lines.
     


  8. grimslade

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    What I'd like to know is, how does one take a picture like that and get the shoes in the frame? I would think that with a lens wide enough to fit all that in, the heads would look like pumpkins...
     


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    What I'd like to know is, how does one take a picture like that and get the shoes in the frame? I would think that with a lens wide enough to fit all that in, the heads would look like pumpkins...

    Fisheye lens, I would imagine.
     


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    Admiral Cod Well-Known Member

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    I believe Puskin had to teach himself Russian, as he was raised on French.

    This tall Russian girl I recently went out with a few times claimed that Pushkin was part black. [​IMG]
     


  11. J'aimelescravates

    J'aimelescravates Senior member

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    Don't be so sure. Prince Charles used to enjoy paid talent at Sultan of Brunei's private disco. There are agencies in US recruiting sluts from Miss Universe Play boy etc to go to Brunei for a few months. The fee used to be around 120K (AIDS test is mandatory).
    Royalty are different from you and me. They get what we drool over.

    P.S. Capone never pretended to be something he is not.



    Interesting...please cite your source(s)?
     


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    Nouveau Riche and old money are the same. While the nouveau riche mayor of Moscow is making money out of tearing down old Moscow landmarks and giving his wife's family the contracts to put up new ones, the Bush family is making cash hand over fist in New Orleans and Iraq and they are supposed to be old money.

    Yale university and the Russian mafia aren't too different after all. So next time you tell your kids that they need a good education to be rich take a good look at how money is really made and point him/her in that direction. [​IMG]

    This Russian billionaire dresses funny. He looks like Tony Montana's sidekick on Scarface.
     


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    This tall Russian girl I recently went out with a few times claimed that Pushkin was part black. [​IMG]

    I'm going on a date with a Russian chick this weekend. Any suggestions?
     


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    I just got back from the south of France and it's unbelievable how many rich Russians now vacation and spend their money there. St Tropez was the most surprising - Russian could be heard everywhere around the port and old town. The ratio of girls to men was about 4:1 and some of these chicks were hotter than August
     


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    I'm going on a date with a Russian chick this weekend. Any suggestions?

    Prime your liver. And don't mention the Cold War.
     


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